Francesc Domènech et al. Article first published online: 27 APR 2014. A questionnaire-based survey of fishermen was conducted in the Valencia region (eastern Spain) to assess the levels of marine turtle bycatch. Interviews covered 41.3% of the bottom trawling fleet in the region and included 111 fishermen (one per boat). Results were combined with those from previous studies conducted in neighbouring regions using the same methodology to assess the global impact of bottom trawling on the western Mediterranean stock of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Ir al enlace.
Job description : The candidate has experience, and international standing, in field-oriented ecological research, preferably in the areas of vegetation, soil and/or ecosystem ecology. We welcome applicants who take an experimental and/or theoretical/modelling approach to their research, and an interest in developing interdisciplinary approaches to the study of links between vegetation, soil and ecosystem ecology. Leer más.
|En Lanjarón se encuentra una zona de arcillas yesíferas que fueron antiguamente explotadas para la producción de tejas y cerámica. La zona cuenta con unas charcas abandonadas que se construyeron para retener el agua y trabajar con la arcilla. Esas charcas han podido albergar al sapo de espuelas (Pelobates cultripes) citado ya hace bastantes años en el área. Leer más.|
In 2012 a team of temperamental donkeys picked their way down the French Pyrenees carrying a payload of voracious protists. Donkeys wouldn’t ordinarily be required to ferry single-celled microbes, but these tiny organisms happened to be inhabitants of the several hundred pounds of lake water that the donkeys were also carrying, whether they liked it or not. Leer más.